The Cruise Control light issue has been around for over 10 years -- our 2000 Camry has the same ambiguous light. But it lacks most of the other monkey points -- a reason to keep it for another 100K miles.
Interesting to see Item 10 listing power surges on the Toyota giving sudden acceleration. A major recall was issued in the US for a similar problem. I wonder if these items were related. Noise cancelling headphones would definitely be a nuisance for a long period of time.
Max, I have to disagree with you. The Aurion is nothing like the Camry. The steering wheel is on the wrong side, and all of the units are metric.
Please forgive me, I'm simply teasing a bit, playing the uncouth American.
But, it does give me pause to think. Your first point about road noise and the body stiffening required to deal with the added power makes me think they kept the body style only. Shift the steering wheel (and EVERYTHING entailed with that), stiffen the frame, and the car really does not merit the same name. It might be interesting to see the structures side by side.
The user interface you described has no justification; not having dimmers for night driving is dangerous.
That's a pretty long list of problems/gripes to accompany a new and well respected car. I, too, would be pretty upset with those monkeys if I were having to wear noise-cancelling head phones and sticking an unslightly cardboard cover on my new vehicle's dashboard just to make the car functional for driving.
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